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Steve Smith runs Beakus animation studio in London. He is a producer and director, and graduate of the MA Animation course at the Royal College of Art.

Over a decade of animation creation and production Steve’s work has won a BAFTA (CBBC Newsround ‘On Poverty’), a British Animation Award (Bibigon ‘Fun Facts’) and Annecy Crystals. His films include Eating For Two (Channel 4, 2002) and Leap of Faith (MTV, 2005), whilst his commercial clients include Nickelodeon, Google, Kindle, RED, McCann Erickson, BBC, and The Science Museum.

Steve was the animation director/producer of the CBeebies show Numtums, and also the producer of Gergely Wootsch’s short for Rankin The Hungry Corpse. He can often be found lecturing at several universities, judging for BAFTA and the British Animation Awards, and travelling between London and Lewes where he lives with picture book author/illustrator/animator Leigh Hodgkinson.